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Oct 2, 2013 11:25 AM

looking for a savory stuffed acorn squash recipe

So many recipes with sweeter fillings--cranberries, apricots, etc...looking for a completely savory filling. Ideas? TIA!

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  1. My favorite savory stuffing is wild rice, wild or domestic mushrooms, and roasted garlic. A tiny tiny bit of fresh sage can be added, as can walnuts or pecans.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      magiesmom, this sounds PERFECT!!! Love this idea. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

      1. re: magiesmom

        I'm going to try this! Have acorn squashes sitting on the counter. Do you fully cook the filling and then put it in the raw squash and cook again?

        1. re: cheesecake17

          Yes, I do fully cook and then bake in the squash.

        2. re: magiesmom

          Yum! I'd top with a mushroom gravy!

        3. I invented something with banana bread and banana liqueur, guess that might be too sweet?

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          1. I can't remember the exact recipe, but I remember I once made a stuffing - almost salad like - of black beans and diced tomatoes in some sort of vinaigrette. It was served warm, but not super hot.

            I have seen lots of winter squash with tomato recipes, including one a cousin made that had a Moroccan flavor profile (but she also used butternut squash, not acorn).

            To me, acorn squash is so mild in flavor that I would think just about any savory stuffing you enjoy would work well. I could even see making a chili and using the acorn squash as the bowl...

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            1. Last time i made veggie burgers i had leftovers, a simple mix of shredded veggies (carrots, summer squash, chopped mushrooms),cooked lentils, cooked quinoa, onions, garlic, and walnuts. I baked the acorn squash until nearly done, added the filling and baked another 15-20min. I served with a basalmic vinegrette but a thin tomato sauce would also be nice. Parmesan or nutritional yeast to finish.

              1. Several years ago I did a ground lamb, onion, some sort of grain (rice or maybe quinoa?), and feta cheese stuffing. It was yum.

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                1. re: Leepa

                  Oops. Just noticed this was on the vegetarian/vegan board. So sorry for the inappropriate post. (blush)

                    1. re: Leepa

                      Haha, don't worry- i'm sure swapping in a meatless crumble or lentils would work too...